Psychosocial evaluations are used to assess social, emotional, and behavioral adjustment, particularly when the cause of a problem or the level of severity is unclear. Evaluations typically consist of interviews, a school visit, standardized testing, and questionnaires. A feedback session is then held with you to discuss the findings and recommendations.
Consultation services typically include an initial interview to clarify your concerns and questions and a short-term plan for one or more additional sessions to further answer your questions. Consultations often relate to you or your child's psychological functioning and development, behavior, or education. Common reasons for consultations include concerns about development (e.g., social skills, language), behaviors, attachment, emotional adjustment, and academic performance or school placement.
Individual therapy is used to address a wide range of problems such as anxiety, depression, social adjustment, and symptoms of ADHD. Dr. Bardina's therapeutic approach incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Psychology, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Sessions typically take place weekly and last one hour.
Parenting strategies can be the most effective means of addressing certain behaviors such as attachment issues, oppositional behaviors, and symptoms of ADHD. Parent training can also be an important component of a child's therapy program. Parent training sessions typically occur weekly and last for one hour for individual families and 75 to 90 minutes for groups.